Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone Hospitalized With COVID-19


PERRY COUNTY -- Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone has been hospitalized being treated for COVID-19.

Sheriff Malone is receiving medical care after suffering complications associated with his COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a news release reported by WFIE-TV.

The release also states Chief Deputy Eric Dickenson will oversee the Sheriff’s Office and Perry County Detention Center until the sheriff returns. Officials say that operations will continue as normal and COVID-19 contingency plans have been implemented.

Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin tells 14 News his department will help out the Sheriff’s Office if they are needed.